Monday, April 27, 2009

This Friday! Lau and Vincent!

Friday, May 1, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
CCA- Timken Hall

Stephen Vincent’s most recent poetry books include Triggers, a Shearsman ebook (, a faux ebook, Sleeping with Sappho (, and Walking Theory (Junction Press: 2007), the latter of which Ron Silliman wrote: “... these are the poems Stephen Vincent has been preparing to write his entire life. They definitely pass the “take the top of your head off” test. I went cover to cover without even sitting up…” Recent poems have appeared in the current issues New American Poetry, Crayon, Jacket and the forthcoming Vanitas. A visual artist, his show Haptics will open at the Braunstein-Quay Gallery from January 22 through February 21, 2009.

A noted teacher and publisher, in the 1970’s and early 80’s, his Momo’s Press published Beverly Dahlen’s first two books, Out of the Third and A Reading 1 – 7, as well as early volumes by many other then locals, including Victor Hernandez Cruz, Jessica Hagedorn, and Hilton Obenzinger, and Shocks, a critical magazine. A longtime San Franciscan, his popular blog of poems, walks, photographs, haptics and occasional political commentary is found at

David Lau's first book of poems is Virgil and the Mountain Cat. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Fourteen Hills, Jubilat, Denver Quarterly, Pool, Willdlife, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. He is co-editor of Lana Turner: a Journal of Poetry and Opinion. He teaches writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College

Monday, April 20, 2009

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Saturday April 18th! Tan Lin and Chet Wiener

Please join us!

Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Co-Sponsored with The New Reading Series at 21 Grand At 21 Grand
416 25th Street in Oakland

Tan Lin is the author of Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe, BlipSoak01, and Plagiarism/Outsource: Heath. Lin is the recipient of a Getty Distinguished Scholar Grant for 2004-2005 and a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writing Grant to complete a book on the writings of Andy Warhol. He has recently completed a novel, Our Feelings Were Made By Hand. He teaches English at New Jersey City University.

photo by Chet Wiener

Chet Wiener writes poetry in English and French. He is the author of a book of poems in French, Devant l’abondance (P.O.L 2003) and the chapbook WalkDontWalk (Potes and Poets 1999). He has translated Félix Guattari and Pierre Alferi, among others into English, co-edited, with Stacy Doris, the collection of translations: Christophe Tarkos; Ma Langue est Poétique (Roof Books, 2000), and his poems, translations and essays on translation have appeared in publications in the United States and France. He is a specialist in 16th-century French literature and philosophy, translates for the French Ministries of Culture and European and Foreign Affairs and writes medical filing documents for review by the FDA and other regulatory agencies internationally. He lives in San Francisco.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Small Press Traffic goes LIVE on YouTube

Our fearless intern Alex Vikmanis has been up to some crazy hijinx after our readings. Check out his deep investigative journalism into the psyche of our readers. Go watch his charming and nervous movies on our new youtube page here 

Thanks Alex!